Definitions for "Cultural relativism"
the ability to view the beliefs and customs of other peoples within the context of their culture rather than one's own.
The belief that the behaviors and customs of any culture must be viewed and analyzed by the culture's own standards.
The belief that each culture should be evaluated by concepts and values which derive from within the culture itself.
The idea that concepts are socially constructed and vary cross culturally. It implies that one must always view cultures objectively.
The acceptance of difference across a range of cultural activities, with the understanding that different cultures, individuals, and groups hold different values, all of which are of equal merit. This idea stems from a postmodern refusal to accept fixed meanings or explanations and opposes essentialist assumptions about culture, race, gender, and so on.
The view that all "authentic" experience is equally valid and cannot be challenged by others; no external standards (vs. universalism)
Cultural values are arbitrary, and therefore the values of one culture should not be used as standards to evaluate the behavior or persons from outside that culture.